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Pat Neshek

  1. John Lackey gives Pat Neshek a ball autographed by Babe Ruth in exchange for his jersey number

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    A long and rich tradition of giving up expensive things for a jersey number continues.

  2. Impending free agent All-Star Pat Neshek wants to stay with the Cardinals

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Neshek is 5-0 with a 0.78 ERA and 49/6 K/BB ratio in 46 innings and he’s two months from hitting the open market for the first sizable payday of his career.

  3. Pat Neshek’s soaring triumph tinged with sorrow

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    MINNEAPOLIS — The most remarkable and wonderful part about the Pat Neshek story is that it isn’t one story. It is 10 different stories going over top of each other like different children’s hands working their way up the handle of a baseball bat in that game to decide who hits first. When Neshek starts crying…

  4. Miguel Montero to replace Yadier Molina on the NL All-Star roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will start for the NL All-Stars after all. Miguel Montero makes the roster, taking the place of the injured Yadier Molina.

  5. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  6. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  7. Randy Choate got the win after throwing one pitch

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Pitcher wins are the best stat ever.

  8. Cardinals sign Pat Neshek

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have signed right-hander Pat Neshek to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Neshek, 33, posted a 3.35 ERA and 29/15 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings over 45 relief appearances with the Athletics last season. The sidearmer elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster in November.…

  9. Multiple teams interested in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth

    Jan 4, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors reports that there are 6-8 teams with “varying degrees” of interest in free agent reliever Kyle Farnsworth. He’s said to be looking for a major league contract, but nothing is considered imminent. Farnsworth, who turns 38 in April, had a 4.70 ERA in 48 appearances between the Rays and…

  10. Pat Neshek: “I still feel the devastation and I don’t know if that will change”

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Pat Neshek and his wife lost their son, Gehrig John Neshek, one day after he was born in October. Six months later the A’s reliever spoke to John Hickey of San Jose Mercury News about the tragic death: The devastation has never left me. … I don’t think I’ve had time to come to terms…

  11. Phoenix Municipal Stadium only has one more spring training left in it

    Mar 5, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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    It was announced this morning that 2014 will be the last season the Athletics train at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. They’re going to move into Hohokam Park, where the Cubs currently train, after the Cubs move into their new place in Mesa and after Hohokam gets a $20 million face lift. Arizona State University’s baseball team…

  12. Pat Neshek, A’s avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Nov 28, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Oakland has avoided arbitration with Pat Neshek by signing the reliever to a one-year deal, according to Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com. Neshek spent most of this year at Triple-A in the Orioles’ farm system, but was sold to the A’s in August, got called up to Oakland, and tossed 20 innings with a 1.37 ERA…

  13. Carlos Corporan loses 16-month-old son

    Oct 13, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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    The Associated Press passes along tragic news: The 16-month-old son of Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan has died. Corporan told the team Saturday that Carlos Corporan Jr., had died. The team said he had undergone four heart surgeries since his birth in June 2011. The team released a statement Saturday offering its condolences to the…

  14. HBT Playoff Weekend Wrap-UP

    Oct 8, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

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    I know a lot of you are at-work-only readers and actually try to have lives and/or watch football on the weekend. Whatever, I can’t stop you from doing silly things. If you are one of those people with bad priorities, however, we would like you to know that there was all kinds of fun playoff…

  15. Pat Neshek pitches A’s out of jam in first appearance since the death of his infant son

    Oct 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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    A’s right-hander Pat Neshek undoubtedly took the mound with a heavy heart when he was called from the bullpen in the seventh inning of tonight’s ALDS Game 1 against the Tigers — only three days after losing his infant son just 23 hours after childbirth. But the side-armer looked plenty composed. Neshek induced a fielder’s…

  16. The Athletics will wear a patch tonight to honor the passing of Pat Neshek’s son

    Oct 6, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Announced via the team’s Twitter account, the Athletics will wear this patch on their uniforms for tonight’s game against the Tigers to honor the passing of Pat Neshek‘s newborn son, Gehrig John Neshek. Gehrig John died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth. Despite the tragedy, Neshek is on the A’s roster for the…

  17. Brett Anderson on A’s roster for ALDS following oblique injury

    Oct 6, 2012, 3:20 PM EDT

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    The Athletics have officially announced their roster for their series against the Tigers in the ALDS, which will begin tonight in Detroit. No big surprises in here, but Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com passes along word that Brett Anderson is indeed on the roster after straining his oblique during a start in Detroit on September 19.…

  18. Pat Neshek on A’s playoff roster following son’s death

    Oct 5, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Pat Neshek, whose son Gehrig John Neshek died Wednesday less than 24 hours after his birth, has rejoined the A’s in Detroit and will reportedly be on the team’s playoff roster for the ALDS against the Tigers. Neshek will be available out of the bullpen after working his way back from the minors to appear…

  19. Pat Neshek loses son one day after he was born

    Oct 4, 2012, 12:23 AM EDT

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    Horrible news tonight. A’s reliever Pat Neshek lost his baby son, named Gehrig John, one day after he was born. Neshek left the A’s on Tuesday to be with his wife, Stephanee, as she went into labor and wasn’t with the team as it celebrated its AL West title Wednesday. Stephanee later tweeted a picture…

  20. The Orioles can’t take much more Kevin Gregg

    Apr 15, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

    Kevin Gregg

    If not for his contract, Kevin Gregg probably wouldn’t have lasted the spring in an Orioles uniform. Even as is, one wonders if he’ll survive the month of April. Gregg allowed three runs in one-third of an inning of relief Sunday, walking two and hitting a batter in the process. He has a 12.86 ERA…

  21. Running down the rosters: Baltimore Orioles

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

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    After sitting out the chase for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the Orioles are staring down a fifth straight last-place finish and a seventh consecutive 90-loss season. Such is life in the AL East. Rotation Jason Hammel – R Zach Britton – L Jake Arrieta – R Wei-Yin Chen – L Tommy Hunter – R…

  22. Twins sign Pat Neshek and Jason Repko to one-year deals, avoiding arbitration

    Dec 2, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Non-tender candidates Pat Neshek and Jason Repko will remain with the Twins and avoid arbitration after signing one-year contracts prior to tonight’s deadline. Neshek will get $625,000 after spending most of 2010 on the disabled list or back in the minors following a shaky comeback from Tommy John surgery. He’ll compete for a spot in…

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